Judicial Council

The Judicial Council is the policymaking body of the California courts, the largest court system in the nation. Under the leadership of the Chief Justice and in accordance with the California Constitution, the council is responsible for ensuring the consistent, independent, impartial, and accessible administration of justice. Judicial Council staff implements the council’s policies.

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council boardroom presentationReserve Funds for Kings Court
At its Oct 27–28 meeting, the Judicial Council approved the Superior Court of Kings County's request for supplemental funding. New investment is needed to address the budget reductions and reduced levels of services at California courts.  
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Advisory Groups

To provide leadership for advancing the consistent, impartial, independent, and accessible administration of justice, the Judicial Council must be aware of the issues and concerns confronting the judiciary, as well as appropriate solutions and responses. The council carries out this mission primarily through the work of its advisory committees and task forces.
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